2018 World Rowing Coastal Championships, Victoria BC Canada


Czech coastal competitors coming to Canada

The Czech Republic had a breakthrough year in 2016 when the men’s quad won gold at the World Rowing Coastal Championship, something that continues to inspire coastal rowers in that country.

“It was big success for a country without sea,” says Vítězslav Huja.

2016the first Czech gold medal at the World Rowing Coastal Championships

CM4x+ – Radek Suma (coxman), Matyas Klang, Adam Sterbak, Vojtech Rimak, Michal Plocek – 1st place

 

The Czech Republic is a relative newcomer to the world of coastal rowing. Since the rowers don’t have access to the ocean, they train on 30-mile long Lipno Lake, the largest lake in the Czech Republic.

Vaclav Chalupa, a legend in Czech rowing and Olympic silver medalist at the 1992 summer games in Barcelona, moved to the village on the shore of Lipno two years ago, where he keeps a number of coastal boats that he encourages newcomers to the sport to try out.

 

Vaclav, who is also several times a world championship medallist, is a keen competitor, and makes a point of entering and racing at the World Rowing Coastal Championships every year.  

 

Potential participants at WRCC 2018 in Canada:

CW1x Monika Nováková, VK Slavia Praha

CM1x Jakub Paroulek, ASC Dukla Praha

CM1x Vitezslav Huja, VK Slavia Praha

CM1x  Filip Zima VK Slavia Prague

It will be the first experience with coastal rowing for Filip and Monika.

Check out Czech Coastal Rowing on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Czech-Coastal-Rowing-464162133781365/

 

Thanks to Vítězslav Huja for the information. He competed at the British Offshore Rowing Championships and at the Danish Coastal Rowing Championship and finished second in single scull at both occasions.

 


2007
the first Czech crew at the World Rowing Coastal ChampionshipsHistory of the Czech Coastal Rowing

CM2x – Dalibor Stejskal, Jiri Zidek – 11th place

 

2013 the first women Czech crew at the World Rowing Coastal Championships

CW2x – Zuzana Bahulova, Gabriela Varekova – 5th place

 

2014

CW2x – Zuzana Bahulova, Gabriela Varekova – 4th place

CM4x+ – Oldrich Hejdusek (coxman), Vaclav Chalupa, Jiri Kejval, Dusan Machacek, Michal Vabrousek – 12th place

CM4x+ – Martin Suma (coxman), Ondrej Simek, Jakub Zof, Ondrej Hlavacek, Martin Mican – 14th place

 

2015

CW1x – Michaela Tomastikova – 7th place

CM2x – Dusan Machacek, Petr Mitas 2nd in final B (overall 18th place)

 

2016the first Czech gold medal at the World Rowing Coastal Championships

CM4x+ – Radek Suma (coxman), Matyas Klang, Adam Sterbak, Vojtech Rimak, Michal Plocek – 1st place

CM4x+ – Oldrich Hejdusek (coxman), Vaclav Chalupa, Vladimir Milota, Dusan Machacek, Michal Vabrousek – 11th place

CM4x+ – Eva Cernakova (coxman), Petr Mitas, Martin Polasek, Josef Akai, Vojtech Cernak – 5th place in final B (overall 27th place)

CW4x+ – Oldrich Hejdusek (coxman), Gabriela Varekova, Barbora Varekova, Michaela  Tomastikova, Zuzana Bahulova – 1st in final B (overall 21st place)

CM1x – Vitezslav Huja – 15th in final B (overall 35th place)

 

2017

CM2x – Jakub Paroulek, Tomas Emr – 5th place

CM4x+ – Radek Suma (coxman), Matyas Klang, Petr Melichar, Jan Pilc, Vojtech Rimak – 8th place

CM4x+ – Oldrich Hejdusek (coxman),  Michal Vabrousek, Martin Polasek, Dusan Machacek, Petr Mitas – 15th place

CM1x – Vitezslav Huja – 2nd in final B (overall 23rd place)

CM1x – Vaclav Chalupa – 5th in final B (overall 26th place)

CM1x – Vladimir Milota – 14th in final B (overall 35th place)

 

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